I left school at 16 to play golf but wasn't as good as I thought. In 1998 I got a job packing boxes at a reprographics company where I was later responsible for pre-press proofing, then promoted to Artworker. In 2002 I travelled for a few years and became interested in photographing people and the places I visited. I'm originally from Leeds, West Yorkshire and now based in east London. I photograph people for magazines, communications agencies and directly for clients and charities, in the UK and overseas.